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Smashed Brussels Sprouts

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How to Make Keto-Friendly Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 lb. Brussels sprouts
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped thyme
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Cup mozzarella (shredded)
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan (freshly grated)
  • Freshly chopped parsley (for garnish)


  • Preheat oven to 425°
  • Place parchment paper over a large baking sheet
  • Bring a large pot of water, salted, to a boil.
  • While waiting for the boil, prepare an ice bath for the Brussels Sprouts in a large bowl
  • When water reaches the boil, add Brussels sprouts and allow them to cook until they are tender and bright green.
  • This will be approximately 8 - 10 minutes
  • Remove Brussels sprouts to the ice bath
  • Allow to cool, then remove and drain
  • Toss Brussels sprouts with garlic, thyme, and oil
  • Line Brussels sprouts on lined baking sheet
  • Smash each Brussels sprouts with the bottom of a small cup or mason jar
  • Press down until the Brussels sprouts are flat
  • Sprinkle Brussels sprouts with salt, pepper, mozzarella, and Parmesan
  • Bake until crispy and golden. Approximately 20 - 25 minutes
  • Use parsley as a garnish
  • Serve warm
Course: side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brussels sprouts, smashed, smashed vegetables